Wingra West Watershed Study
Virtual focus groups with maps and City staff and Brown and Caldwell staff are underway right now! Join the meeting, ask questions, jump in here:
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Please review the June 17, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation, which is now available for viewing.
Complete a survey to help City Engineering prioritize flooding improvement projects.
Registration prior is required.
June 17, 2021 Public Information Meeting Registration
View a story map for this watershed! Story maps are interactive pages that explain a project more visually and interactively. Take a scroll through this tool to understand the Wingra West Watershed Study and give us feedback to share if flooding shown matches your experience. *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Wingra West watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study.
The Wingra West watershed drains east to Lake Wingra.
The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.
There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:
Public Information Meetings
- A virtual public information meeting has been scheduled for this watershed: 6 p.m., June 17, via Zoom. Registration prior is required. June 17, 2021 Public Information Meeting Registration
- June 17, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- July 23, 2020 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- July 23, 2020 Public Information Meeting Recording
- May 1, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- City of Madison Flood Website
- Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
- Watershed Frequently Asked Questions
- Engineering Waterways Newsletter 2020 Issue
- Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation
- Flood Prevention Flyer and website
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Basement Drainage
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Historic Flooding
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: What's going on with the Watershed?
If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies. Please report any flooding you’ve experienced.